Jokowi

Opposition grows against Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway

Date of Release: 
Feb 3 2016

Opposition against the development of the country’s first high-speed railway is growing among members of the House of Representatives, who are calling on the government to halt it amid concerns over the state budget and irregularities.

House Deputy Speaker Fahri Hamzah demanded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stop the project, citing various disadvantages of the rail connecting Jakarta and Bandung, West Java, which will be developed by Indonesia-China consortium PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC).

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Govt to set new standard for environment

Date of Release: 
Jan 27 2016

As the government accelerates work on infrastructure projects, the Environment and Forestry Ministry is preparing a plan to improve environmental safeguards in a bid to minimize the environmental damage brought about by the expansion of construction work across Indonesia.

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Ahok insists on cutting environmental analysis

Date of Release: 
Jan 25 2016

After being denied by the Environment and Forestry Ministry, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has turned to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for help paring down environmental checks in order to encourage investment in construction projects in Jakarta.

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